Rainiers Final Homestand Starts Tonight

August 22, 2015

I can’t believe we’re here, but we are indeed here: the Rainiers final homestand of the 2015 season opens this afternoon/evening, and the eight-gamer will run Sunday-through-Sunday.

We have a rare start time tonight, due to team travel for both clubs. Our usual 1:35 Sunday day game has been pushed back to 5:05 because the Rainiers are coming in from Colorado Springs, and Memphis – the poor guys – are flying in from their home city.

It will be a “show-and-go” for both teams: straight from the airport to the ballpark, and hope you have enough time for a sandwich before the game starts.

At least the Rainiers will be a happy bunch, after Saturday night’s win in Colorado Springs. Memphis, however, has lost nine of the last 11 games so they could be… grumpy.

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: Tacoma banged out 15 hits, Jabari Blash hit the go-ahead home run in the fifth inning, and the Rainiers beat Colorado Springs 7-4 to salvage a split of both the series and the road trip.

Roster Moves: The Mariners optioned Danny Farquhar to Tacoma, and called up Roenis Elias and Logan Kensing. Fernando Rodney was designated for assignment and could theoretically join the Rainiers if he clears waivers (if he does clear he should show up in Tacoma for the final days of the PCL season to collect on his contract (well, any normal player would, but this is Rodney so who knows)).

Today: Memphis (64-64) at Tacoma (60-68), 5:05.

Opponent Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals.

Season Series: First game tonight.

Starting Pitchers: LHP John Gast (6-9, 5.00) at LHP James Paxton (–).

Paxton is on his first rehab assignment, coming back from a strained tendon in his left middle finger suffered on May 28. It’s going to be a brief outing for Paxton – Elias was going to follow him, but now he’s been called up so this will turn into a bullpen game.

Hot Rainiers: Leury Bonilla has gone 7-for-18 during a five-game hitting streak… Jabari Blash homered in five of the eight games on the road trip, and his go-ahead dinger last night atoned nicely for the five straight strikeouts which proceeded it (see game story below)… Tony Zilch Zych has pitched a scoreless outing in 19 of his last 20 relief appearances (including his brief stint at Double-A).

Look Out For: Dan “The Great Pumpkin” Johnson has hit safely in five straight games… Dean Anna is batting .358 with a .451 OBP since the all-star break… however, Memphis has gone 2-9 over the last 11 games, failing to capitalize on a long losing streak by first place Round Rock in the American-South.

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 4:50 (Pacific) on South Sound Sports 850 AM. The broadcast also streams online via the TuneIn app – just click here. It’s a Sunday home game so the legendary Bob Robertson joins me on the air.

PCL Scoreboard: Follow all Pacific Coast League games in real-time with links to Gameday screens right here.

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One of my favorite local events of the off-season is the state basketball tournament at the Tacoma Dome. T.J. Cotterill does a nice job explaining the economics of why they went from 16 to eight teams at the Dome. Still, I say eat the finances and let’s have 16. It’s for the kids!


Rainiers Offense Hopes To Revive At End Of Road Trip

August 22, 2015

Welp, those bats we had a nice photo of yesterday didn’t leave the cave last night.

Tacoma was held to seven hits and two runs in a 5-2 loss at Colorado Springs. Tacoma batters struck out a season-high 17 times – including three times on nine pitches in the eighth inning, a so-called “Immaculate Inning” pitched by Sky Sox reliever Jaye Chapman.

The Rainiers were unable to take advantage of a strong start by Tyler Olson, who carried a one-hit shutout into the seventh inning. The Sky Sox rallied to score four times in the bottom of the seventh, and that was that.

Today is the final game of the road trip, and Tacoma is 3-4 on the trip so far.

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: Colorado Springs tied its franchise record for a nine inning game by recording 17 strikeouts in a 5-2 win over the Rainiers. The Sky Sox had 18 strikeouts in a 14-inning game at Cheney Stadium last year – that’s their record for games of any length.

Roster Move: The Mariners recalled pitcher Rob Rasmussen, and the Rainiers roster stands at 24.

Today: Tacoma (59-68) at Colorado Springs (53-73), 5:05 (Pacific).

Opponent Affiliation: Milwaukee Brewers.

Season Series: Sky Sox lead, 2-1.

Starting Pitchers: RHP Forrest Snow (8-8, 3.91) at RHP Zach Davies (1-0, 5.40).

Hot Rainiers: There aren’t many hot hitters on the club right now, but infielders Leury Bonilla and Patrick Brady each carry a four-game hitting streak into tonight’s game… Tony Zilch Zych has pitched a scoreless outing in 18 of his last 19 relief appearances (including his brief stint at Double-A).

Look Out For: Nevin Ashley was 3-for-4 last night; he’s on a 9-for-13 spree at the plate… Juan Centeno went 1-for-3 last night, extending his hitting streak to eight games (11-for-24).

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 4:50 (Pacific) on South Sound Sports 850 AM. The broadcast also streams online via the TuneIn app – just click here.

PCL Scoreboard: Follow all Pacific Coast League games in real-time with links to Gameday screens right here.

Links:

  • The Rainiers game story is about striking out.
  • Somebody has spoken out about the PCL schedule: Sacramento manager Bob Mariano called the fact that the entire league plays 53 games in 54 days after the all-star break “ridiculous.” He wants to shorten the schedule. I say there is a simpler solution: just start the season a couple of days earlier, and build in a couple more off-days. It’s easy.
  • The Mariners had a rough one against Chris Sale and the White Sox.
  • Bob Dutton’s Mariners Notebook covers numerous injured pitchers.
  • On the field in the PCL, Las Vegas outfielder Travis Taijeron hit three home runs to beat Omaha, 8-3, and propel the 51s back into first place in the Pacific-South.
  • Vegas is a half-game ahead of El Paso, which saw its eight-game win streak come to a screeching halt with a 7-0 loss at Memphis.
  • This Fresno thing is getting ridiculous. The Grizzlies beat Round Rock 2-1 in ten innings for their 11th win in a row, and 19th in the last 20 games.
  • Sacramento whacked New Orleans 14-3 and has won a franchise-record 12 straight games – but has gained just one game on Fresno during that time. The River Cats are going to host the San Francisco Giants in an exhibition game in March.
  • Salt Lake slammed the Iowa Cubs, 12-8. The Bees hit three home runs. Matt Shoemaker is upbeat about returning to Salt Lake.
  • Nashville second baseman Joey Wendle had a big game in a 5-1 win over Albuquerque.
  • Oklahoma City’s Joe Wieland earned his tenth win of the season, beating Reno 2-1.

We have a rare PCL travel day that falls on a Sunday tomorrow, which is why the game starts at 5:05 instead of our usual afternoon slot.


Bats Awaken In 10-5 Win

August 21, 2015

After hitting just .172 over the first five games of the current road trip, the Rainiers bats came alive on Thursday night.

Tacoma banged out 17 hits and scored in seven different innings. Everyone in the starting lineup had at least one hit, and eight of the nine starts had at least one RBI.

Patrick Kivlehan had three hits to snap an 0-for-17 slide. Patrick Brady‘s first Triple-A home run was among his three hits. Jabari Blash went deep yet again. Steve Baron, Stefen Romero, and Chris Taylor each had two hits.

Here’s an exclusive photo of Tacoma’s bats springing to life:

It turns out that the Rainiers bats had been sleeping in the Orient Mine cave south of Colorado Springs.

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: Tacoma banged out 17 hits and Chien-Ming Wang had another strong start in the Rainiers 10-5 win at Colorado Springs. Wang carried a shutout into the seventh inning before allowing three runs.

Roster Move: Prior to yesterday’s game, first baseman Ji-Man Choi was activated from the disabled list. There was an open space on the roster. Choi broke his right fibula on March 4 in a spring training game and has been out since then.

Today: Tacoma (59-67) at Colorado Springs (52-73), 6:05 (Pacific).

Opponent Affiliation: Milwaukee Brewers.

Season Series: Series tied, 1-1.

Starting Pitchers: LHP Tyler Olson (2-4, 5.45) at RHP Ariel Pena (1-2, 4.68).

Hot Rainiers: Jabari Blash continued his home run spree, hitting a solo shot in the third inning. He’s homered in two straight games, four of the last six, and he has eight homers in his last 14 games… Tony Zilch Zych has pitched a scoreless outing in 18 of his last 19 relief appearances (including his brief stint at Double-A).

Look Out For: Juan Centeno had two hits last night, extending his hitting streak to seven games (10-for-21)… Michael Reed also has a seven-game streak (11-for-24).

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 5:50 (Pacific) on South Sound Sports 850 AM. The broadcast also streams online via the TuneIn app – just click here.

PCL Scoreboard: Follow all Pacific Coast League games in real-time with links to Gameday screens right here.

Links:

  • We start with the Rainiers game story on the big win last night. The Rainiers no longer have to worry about Domingo Santana, who was promoted to Milwaukee after last night’s game.
  • The Mariners were off yesterday, but Ryan Divish posted the full transcription of the interview Jack Zduriencik did with reporters on Wednesday (we linked to a story on it yesterday).
  • We have a new leader in the Pacific-South. Las Vegas blew a 4-2 lead in the ninth inning to Omaha and lost, 5-4. El Paso earned a 7-5 win at Memphis and moved a half-game ahead of Las Vegas in the standings. Las Vegas had been in first place since May 2.
  • Fresno is unbeatable. Brett Oberholtzer tossed eight strong innings in a 6-3 win over Round Rock and the Grizzlies are 18-1 in August. Fresno’s magic number to clinch the Pacific-North is five.
  • In the American-South, first place Round Rock has lost eight games in a row, yet still leads second place Memphis by five games because the Redbirds are struggling, too.
  • Reno scored early and often in a 9-3 win at Oklahoma City. The Dodgers lead in the American-North over second place Omaha is down to 5.5 games.
  • Sacramento set a new franchise record with a 4-3, 14-inning win over New Orleans. That’s 11 straight wins for Sacramento – and 12 straight losses for New Orleans, one shy of the team record. The Zephyrs have lost 20 of their past 22 games.
  • Iowa hit a bunch of homers and had a six-run inning in a 13-2 crushing of Salt Lake.
  • Albuquerque and Nashville split a doubleheader in Tennessee.
  • No Mariners appear on this week’s edition of Baseball America’s Prospect Hot Sheet.

Here’s hoping the bats escape the cave again before tonight’s game!


Lumber Still Slumbers In Springs

August 20, 2015

I was hoping a game on the moon at Colorado Springs would rejuvenate the Tacoma offense, but it didn’t happen in the first game of the series.

Tacoma managed four runs but had only six hits in a 9-4 loss on Wednesday night – and that simply isn’t enough offense to win at the Springs.

They did get solo homers from John Hicks and Jabari Blash, but there was little hitting otherwise.

Tacoma is batting .172 (25-for-145) over the first five games of this road trip, with a total of 11 runs scored. Yet somehow the team has managed two wins and has an opportunity to get back to even on the trip with a win tonight.

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday:  Sky Sox lefty Brent Suter kept the Rainiers in check for seven innings as Colorado Springs beat Tacoma in the series opener, 9-4.

Today: Tacoma (58-67) at Colorado Springs (52-72), 5:35 (Pacific).

Opponent Affiliation: Milwaukee Brewers.

Season Series: Sky Sox lead, 1-0.

Starting Pitchers: RHP Chien-Ming Wang (2-3, 5.14) at RHP Hiram Burgos (2-2, 3.28).

This will be Wang’s follow-up to his complete game three-hit shutout which netted him the PCL Pitcher of the Week award last week.

Hot Rainiers: Jabari Blash is the only player hitting on this road trip. He’s gone 5-for-17 with three homers on the trip. Tony Zilch Zych has pitched a scoreless outing in 18 of his last 19 relief appearances (including his brief stint at Double-A).

Look Out For: Domingo Santana went 4-for-5 and scored three runs last night; he’s 9-for-14 over his last four games. Luis Sardinas had three hits and scored three runs; he has gone 16-for-31 over his last eight games.

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 5:20 (Pacific) on South Sound Sports 850 AM. The broadcast also streams online via the TuneIn app – just click here.

PCL Scoreboard: Follow all Pacific Coast League games in real-time with links to Gameday screens right here.

Links:

  • The Rainiers game story focuses on the extremely quick-paced Sky Sox starter Brent Suter. We need to trade for this guy AS
  • Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik spoke at length with The News Tribune about his job status, what went wrong, and the future. I can add this: they are indeed working hard to finish the season. A revolving door of Mariners pro scouts have been closely watching Tacoma the last two weeks as they prepare to make decisions about September call-ups and postseason 40-man roster moves.
  • The Mariners gave up back-to-back-to-back home runs in a 7-2 loss to Texas on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Bob Dutton’s Mariners Notebook reports that James Paxton could rehab for Tacoma on Sunday, and that D.J. Peterson could return to Tacoma soon.
  • Ryan Divish has the latest on the Jesus Montero Workout Plan. Get off of that couch and get to work, readers!
  • The PCL is really heating up. Fresno won for the 17th time in 18 games, and it was Blowout City in a 7-0 whitewashing of Round Rock. Tyler White has 14 RBI in three games. He’s on pace for a bazillion RBI this month.
  • Sacramento tied the franchise record with its tenth straight win, a 2-0 shutout of New Orleans. But they aren’t gaining any games on first-place Fresno. – in fact, Fresno is putting playoff tickets on sale Friday.
  • Las Vegas has a problem. The 51s lost to Omaha, 8-7, and saw their lead in the Pac-South get trimmed to a half-game over second place El Paso. They have a four-game head-to-head series still remaining on the schedule.
  • In that game, Omaha’s Jose Martinez went 4-for-5 and raised his batting average to .382. Barring an injury or call-up, he’s going to get just enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title – which he’ll likely swipe from Jesus Montero in the final days of the season.
  • El Paso had an unexpected major contribution from Hunter Renfroe in his first Triple-A game, and the Chihuahuas hammered Memphis 8-1.
  • Iowa coasted to an 8-2 win at Salt Lake.
  • Darwin Barney hit a three-run homer in the 15th inning to bring Oklahoma City an 8-5 win over Reno.
  • Albuquerque at Nashville was rained out.
  • A legendary PCL haunt in Las Vegas has closed its doors. Sadly, the league stopped staying there shortly before my first season. This is a fun read, especially for longtime PCL people.

Let’s see if the offense comes alive tonight.


Rainiers Salvage Split, Ready For Dramatic Change Of Scenery

August 18, 2015

Tacoma held on for a 3-2 win at Oklahoma City on Tuesday night, grabbing a split of the four-game series.

Which is rather remarkable, seeing how the Rainiers batted .164 and scored seven – *seven* – runs in the four-game series.

That’s going to change tonight, when the Rainiers road trip moves on to high-elevation Colorado Springs.

The Springs is where hitters binge and pitchers cringe. Get ready for some very high-scoring baseball games over the next four days.

Just last night the Sky Sox lost at home to Reno, 17-11.

Tacoma used to play eight games a season at Colorado Springs, but when the league realigned prior to the 2014 season (because Tucson moved to El Paso) the Sky Sox were swapped over to the American Conference. Now Tacoma visits the Springs just one time every two years.

Colorado Springs was never my favorite road trip (understatement!), but after two years away I’m kind of looking forward to the series. I just checked – my favorite Italian deli is still in business, so that’s good news.

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: Roenis Elias had the game he was looking for, delivering seven strong innings in Tacoma’s 3-2 win at Oklahoma City. Mayckol Guaipe and Tony Zych pitched perfect innings in relief to finish off the Dodgers, giving Tacoma a series split.

Roster Moves: Yesterday the Rainiers placed pitcher Jordan Pries (hip) on the disabled list. This leaves Tacoma with a 24-man roster.

Today: Tacoma (58-66) at Colorado Springs (51-72), 5:35 (Pacific).

Opponent Affiliation: Milwaukee Brewers.

Season Series: First game today.

Starting Pitchers: RHP Adrian Sampson (1-2, 4.95) at LHP Brent Suter (1-0, 2.38).

After pitching on the East Coast his whole career prior to July 31, Sampson makes his first career start 6,200 feet above sea level. This will be interesting – wish him luck!

Hot Rainiers: Jabari Blash hit safely in all four games of the Oklahoma City series, going 4-for-13 with two homers. Tony Zilch Zych has pitched a scoreless outing in 17 of his last 18 relief appearances (including his brief stint at Double-A).

Look Out For: Offense. We’re going to a launching pad: Security Service Field. The Sky Sox added Domingo Santana (previously with Fresno) at the trade deadline and he’s hitting up a storm, batting .370 since the deal. Luis Sardinas has gone 13-for-27 over his last seven games.

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 5:20 (Pacific) on South Sound Sports 850 AM. The broadcast also streams online via the TuneIn app – just click here.

PCL Scoreboard: Follow all Pacific Coast League games in real-time with links to Gameday screens right here.

Links:

  • The Rainiers game story is all about the great start by Roenis Elias.
  • Hisashi Iwakuma didn’t pull off a Vander Meer, but he did get the win as Seattle topped Texas, 3-2.
  • In Bob Dutton’s Mariners Notebook we learn that James Paxton could be rehabbing with the Rainiers soon.
  • In the PCL, Fresno held off New Orleans, 14-12. Fresno has gone 16-1 in the last 17 games, and the local newspaper is suggesting Matt Duffy is the PCL Most Valuable Player.
  • Las Vegas edged Iowa on the good old walk-off hit by pitch. Dan Rohlfing got drilled by Brian Cooper with the bases loaded for a 6-5 win.
  • El Paso keeps pressuring Vegas. The Chihuahuas finished off a four-game road sweep at Nashville with a 9-4 win last night. El Paso is still 1.5 games behind Las Vegas in the Pac-South.
  • Sacramento won its ninth in a row, whacking Round Rock, 9-4. Jarrett Parker had three hits and a homer.
  • Reno out-slugged Colorado Springs, 17-11. This is probably the shortest write-up of a 17-11 game in the history of sportswriting. I love how “both teams used five pitchers” made it but Brandon Drury‘s five-hit game was omitted. MiLB.com caught up with Drury.
  • Omaha held off Salt Lake, 7-3. Lots of folks around the PCL are expecting Omaha to win 15 straight games, race past Oklahoma City to win the division title, and then sweep through the playoffs for their third straight PCL championship. They’re 6.5 games back with 20 to play.
  • Memphis ended a six-game losing streak with a 5-4 takedown of Albuquerque. Sam Tuivailala has been one of the top relievers in the league this year, and he nailed down a two-inning save.

Gotta rest up my voice for all of the runs I expect to see in this series. I’m predicting over 60 runs total (both teams) in four games.


Rainiers Look To Gain Series Split Tonight

August 18, 2015

Tacoma dropped a dramatic 2-1 decision in Oklahoma City on Monday night, and now the team needs a win tonight in order to leave town with a split of the series.

Yesterday’s game was 0-0 until Oklahoma City scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

In the top of the ninth, Justin Ruggiano was called out on a close and controversial stolen base attempt – everyone with the Rainiers thought he was safe.

After that, Tacoma was down to its last strike when Jabari Blash lined a homer over the center field fence to tie the game.

That just set up the scene for the Dodgers, who won in the bottom of the ninth on Darnell Sweeney‘s two-out, two-strike RBI single to right field.

Tacoma needs to find the bat bag. The Rainiers have scored just four runs on 12 hits over the first three games of the Oklahoma City series. Two of the runs have come on solo homers by Blash.

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: Oklahoma City walked off the Rainiers on Darnell Sweeney‘s two-out RBI single. Tacoma needs a win today to get out of town with a series split.

Roster Moves: Yesterday the Mariners called up Edgar Olmos, and optioned Rob Rasmussen to Tacoma.

Today: Tacoma (57-66) at Oklahoma City (74-48), 5:05 (Pacific).

Opponent Affiliation: Los Angeles Dodgers.

Season Series: Oklahoma City leads, 2-1.

Starting Pitchers: LHP Roenis Elias (3-2, 7.95) at RHP Zach Lee (9-4, 2.45).

Lee is a former first round draft pick who the Dodgers paid big money to pry away from playing quarterback at LSU. He hasn’t lived up to the hype until this year: he’s been Oklahoma City’s ace and has put himself back on the map in the Dodgers system.

Hot Rainiers: Jabari Blash has homered twice in this series, going 3-for-10 at the plate. Both homers have come in clutch situations… Tony Zilch Zych has pitched a scoreless outing in 16 of his last 17 relief appearances.

Look Out For: Corey Seager is 5-for-8 over the last two games… Jose Tabata is 9-for-18 during a five-game hitting streak.

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 4:50 (Pacific) on South Sound Sports 850 AM. The broadcast also streams online via the TuneIn app – just click here.

PCL Scoreboard: Follow all Pacific Coast League games in real-time with links to Gameday screens right here.

Links:

  • The Rainiers game story details the end-game dramatics.
  • Like the Rainiers, the Mariners lost on a walk-off last night.
  • Bob Dutton’s Mariners Notebook leads with the call-up of Edgar Olmos.
  • Ken Rosenthal’s notes column has some rumors of interest to Mariners fans.
  • In the PCL, Las Vegas got a much-needed 5-4, 12-inning win over Iowa thanks to some heroics from Danny Muno.
  • El Paso remained 1.5 games behind Vegas in the Pac-South by beating Nashville, 5-1. Jason Lane had a strong start.
  • Salt Lake’s Grant Green hit a walk-off homer for an 11-10 win over visiting Omaha.
  • Apparently Fresno is never going to lose again. Tyler White drove in six runs and the Grizzlies crushed New Orleans, 10-4. They have won 15 of their last 16 games.
  • Sacramento is also on a tear. The River Cats won their eighth in a row – this one an 11-0 whitewashing of Round Rock.
  • Angelys Nina was the star again as Albuquerque beat Memphis in the 11th inning, 4-2.
  • Reno swept a doubleheader at Colorado Springs.

Weird Moment ‘Highlights’ Rainiers Loss

August 17, 2015

The Rainiers had a game to forget on Sunday evening in Oklahoma City, dropping a 9-1 decision to the Dodgers.

Dodgers starter Joe Wieland limited Tacoma to one run over eight innings. The Rainiers didn’t even advance a runner to second base until the eighth inning, when Jabari Blash hit a double. He scored Tacoma’s only run moments later, on a RBI single by Daniel Paolini.

One problem Tacoma had yesterday was that scheduled starting pitcher Edgar Olmos was scratched 30 minutes prior to first pitch, presumably because the Mariners are calling him up today. The Mariners badly need bullpen help after what transpired at Fenway over the weekend.

Anyway, this resulted in an unexpected “bullpen day” for the Rainiers, and Oklahoma City took advantage.

There was some weirdness last night in the third inning.

Two outs, and Tacoma pitcher Tyler Olson has a 1-2 count on Kyle Jensen. Jensen swings and foul-tips strike three into the mitt of catcher Steve Baron. Inning over. The Rainiers players trot off the field, the Bricktown Ballpark grounds crew starts to drag the infield like they always do at the completion of the third inning, and on radio we went to the commercial break.

But wait! Dodgers manager Damon Berryhill successfully convinces the home plate umpire that the foul tip may have bounced in the dirt before Baron caught it. He wants the umpires to huddle and discuss it.

So they do. The umpires meet for a moment, and rule in Berryhill’s favor. Jensen’s foul tip bounced in the dirt and into Baron’s glove, that is not strike three – he’s still alive, with a 1-2 count.

They call the Rainiers out of the dugout and back onto the field. They shoosh the grounds crew – nearly done dragging the infield by this point – off the field.

Tacoma’s players slowly emerge from the dugout and re-take their positions. One player – we’ll keep his identity private – apparently was in the dugout rest room because it took him a long time to get back out on the field.

They let Olson throw a couple of warm-up pitches since it had been a while. Then Jensen got back in the batter’s box, Olson went into his wind-up, threw his pitch – and Jensen struck out immediately, ending the inning.

For real, this time.

The PCL announced that Chien-Ming Wang is the Pitcher of the Week. He had one outing this week, and it was the three-hit shutout of Oklahoma City on Saturday night.

Congrats to Chien-Ming Wang!

RAINIERS ROUND-UP

Yesterday: Oklahoma City tied the series by routing the Rainiers, 9-1. The Dodgers scored in six of the eight innings that they batted in, and had a total of 12 hits.

Roster Moves: Prior to yesterday’s game, Lucas Luetge was activated from the disabled list, and Ramon Flores was placed on the disabled list.

Today: Tacoma (57-65) at Oklahoma City (73-48), 5:05 (Pacific).

Opponent Affiliation: Los Angeles Dodgers.

Season Series: Tied, 1-1.

Starting Pitchers: RHP Forrest Snow (8-8, 4.10) at LHP Eric Surkamp (6-3, 3.96).

Hot Rainiers: Stefen Romero has hit safely in five straight games, going 7-for-21… Tony Zilch Zych has pitched a scoreless outing in 16 of his last 17 relief appearances.

Look Out For: O’Koyea Dickson went 3-for-4 with a homer last night, and he’s gone 8-for-17 and scored seven runs in his last five games.

Broadcast: The pregame show starts at 4:50 (Pacific) on South Sound Sports 850 AM. The broadcast also streams online via the TuneIn app – just click here.

PCL Scoreboard: Follow all Pacific Coast League games in real-time with links to Gameday screens right here.

Links:


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